From simulants to synthetics, artificial gemstones have come a long way over the centuries
Growing disparity among dealers and gallerists is an unhealthy trend for the market as a whole
Historic England has given its official stamp of approval to 17 postmodern buildings
It’s time to stop using the art form to justify the attention-seeking antics of figures such as Shia LaBeouf and Kanye West
Boundaries between the personal and the political are broken down in Emin’s new public artwork
League tables of museum visitor numbers may generate a lot of media coverage – but do they distract institutions from other priorities?
Once part of a pioneering schools loan programme, most of Hertfordshire County Council’s art collection looks set to be flogged off
With the culture sector increasingly relying on philanthropic giving, the role of the donor may merit greater scrutiny
Janna Graham and Niru Ratnam weigh in on whether curating is something that can, or should, be taught
The 5Pointz case sets a new standard for artists seeking to assert their moral rights
The artist’s changing relationship to consumer culture can make it difficult to interpret his work
Form an orderly queue to see Barack and Michelle Obama’s official portraits
Both the Mendoza Review and David Cannadine’s recent ‘Why Collect?’ report are too limited in scope
Recent debates over the art of Chuck Close, Balthus, and others remind us of the intertwined nature of ethics and aesthetics
The 1000-year-old embroidery will have to move while its French home undergoes renovations, but should it be coming to the UK?
As the popularity of recent shows proves, Paris is ready for a permanent space devoted to Byzantine art and its influence
Ten years on from its tenure as European Capital of Culture, the city and its heritage face a precarious future
A recent government report says it should – but with limited public funding available, can Britain’s existing museums grow?
The vote to repeal net neutrality in the US poses a problem for museums trying to connect with new audiences
The scholar, teacher and advocate of the applied arts of 20th-century Ireland has died at the age of 69
The Pentagon wants to ban the display of art by Guantánamo detainees – but it’s important that we engage with art made in captivity
The great architecture critic and campaigner has died at the age of 69
The US is withdrawing from UNESCO (again) at the end of 2018. Has this international body outlived its usefulness?
The V&A has launched a new declaration on the reproduction of art and heritage in a digital age